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Guidance Officer

 
 
 
   
 
 

Jeffrey Head
Secondary Guidance Officer
Diploma of Teaching PE (1984),
Bachelor of Education (1988),
Masters of Education:
Guidance & Counselling (2010)

Role of the Secondary Guidance Officer
 
Our Guidance Officer is available to assist students and parents with any matter relating to the school. In particular, enquiries in relation to personal and vocational matters are able to be discussed in a confidential environment. Appointments may be made through the school office. 
The school Guidance Officer is responsible for providing professional expertise, leadership and support to school communities and networks in the development and implementation of plans, programmes, and procedures to assist students in achieving positive educational, developmental and lifelong learning outcomes.
A key aspect of this role at Centenary Heights State High School is to collaboratively negotiate, develop and implement programmes for students that have a focus on preventative and early intervention strategies; are responsive to identified personal, social, emotional and educational needs; and aim to foster resilience and personal skills development.
Guidance Officers are also regularly called upon to provide counselling, psycho educational assessment and/or individual student support, recommendations and advice to students, teachers and parents concerning educational, behavioural, career development, mental health and family issues.
In addition, Guidance Officers play an important leadership role in the systemic changes that occur in schools. This involvement often includes the participation in the development and implementation of new school policies which can impact upon the entire school community. As part of this process, Guidance Officers will regularly provide training and in-service to school staff in critical Education Queensland policies and government legislation.
Guidance Officers work collaboratively and conscientiously with members of the 'Support Services' staff to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of students. 'Support Services' staff meet weekly to monitor the needs of individual students and to plan a range of programmes that will benefit students from Year 7 through to Year 12.
Please phone (07) 4636 7500 to contact Jeff Head at Centenary Heights State High School.